The pattern is cute it is just an old reprint. If I'm paying for a magazine I'd like new patterns. I think I have several copies of this pattern due to the fact it has been reprinted so many times.
Ravelry lists 3 publications that it has appeared in dating back to 1988 and I think there may be more. This would be more appropriate for them to sell on their pattern site where you know they are recycling old patterns you may not be able to find in their original books/magazines than offer in the current magazine.